Livingstone Walk - Ulva

The explorer David Livingstone's grandparents lived on a croft near the southern shores of beautiful Ulva and this excellent, varied circuit visits the ruins at the site as well as a cave and some basalt columns on the coastline. Make sure you leave plenty of time to get back before the last ferry. NB usually no ferry on Saturdays


Mostly a rough path, boggy and unclear at times but marked with white wooden posts.

Public Transport

Ferry to Ulva usually on demand 9-5 April to October; no ferries on Saturdays, Sunday ferries only June to August. From Salen, there is the Ulva Ferry Community Bus, which must be booked in advance.


Ulva ferry jetty. Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

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